Nokia Siemens Networks NGOA will allow operators to provision virtually, unlimited bandwidth in their connectivity networks, said Alexander Niepel, head of NGOA business development at Nokia Siemens Networks. Its not about fiber-to-the-home applications alone. NGOA has the ability to transform business and enterprise connectivity. For example, NGOA in mobile backhaul applications would provide smart phone users with a unique broadband experience while minimizing an operators cost per bit simultaneously. This is possible due to the flat, simple architecture of NGOA, which reduces active equipment.
NGOA is designed to co-exist with legacy Passive Optical Networks (PON) systems, allowing for a seamless upgrade path from current optical connectivity systems along with facilitating central office consolidation to further improve operational expenditure.
Nokia Siemens Networks is already developing a prototype while continuing its close co-operation with FSAN (Full Service Access Network), which is the relevant standards body looking into the future optical connectivity standards.